Pages Tagged With: "Horticulture"

‘Historic Landscapes—Recognizing and Eradicating Invasive Plants’

Preservation Delaware to hold online workshop on June 3, 2020.

A Blog from the HCA Gardens: Top 5 Things We Do in the Winter

By: Ken Darsney, Curator of Horticulture Being someone who has decided to work outside for a living, there are two questions I get asked more than anything else. The first, which happens in the summer, is: “Hot enough for ya?” at which I reply, “Yes. Yes it is.” The second, and much more legitimate, question […]

Buena Vista In Bloom

Buena Vista Conference Center, a set on Flickr. The Buena Vista campus was just too beautiful to keep to ourselves last week. We thought we’d spread some of the love for those of you who won’t make it out to see it before summer’s end. Enjoy! Are there any other historic sites in bloom right […]

Dan Davis promoted to Conservation Technician IV

Thirty-one-year veteran works in the division’s Horticulture Team.

Delaware Forest Service publishes guide to big trees of Delaware

State’s largest trees includes a Nordmann fir and tamarack at Buena Vista, and a Douglas fir at Belmont Hall.

Division staff news

Additions made to volunteer-services, horticulture and site-management teams and at the Buena Vista Conference Center.

Division volunteer Catrena Moore a recipient of a Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award

Dover High School senior worked on the installation of the re-designed garden at Woodburn, the governor’s official residence.

Division welcomes three new staff members

New employees include two members of the Horticulture Team and an addition to the staff of the Buena Vista conference/event center.

Formal Garden Plant List

Agastache foeniculumAnise HyssopHeight: 2-3 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9 Aster oblongifolius‘Raydon’s Favorite’Height: 2-3 ft.Spread: 1 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Baptisia australisHeight: 3-4 ft.Spread: 3-4 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Calamagrostis x acutifolia‘Avalanche’Height: 4-5 ft.Spread: 2 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9 Coreopsis auriculata‘Nana’Height: 8-12 in.USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9 Panicum virgatum‘Heavy Metal’Height: 2-4 ftSpread: 2-3 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Pennisetum […]

HCA Blooms on the First Day of Spring

We wanted to mark the first day of spring by sharing some images of our historic sites in bloom across the state:   Hellebore at Buena Vista Conference Center Daffodils at Legislative Mall   What’s your favorite sign that spring is here?

Horticulture Position

Qualifications We are looking for volunteers who work well within a team and have an interest and/or knowledge or skills in basic gardening, ornamental horticulture, or general plant-related topics. Experience or education in horticulture is a plus! This opportunity may also suitable for groups! Sites Various sites throughout the state of Delaware, including our museum […]

New Castle Green Tree Descriptions

The practice of maintaining a green open space in the middle of a village or more populated environment began hundreds of years ago in England. The green was an open area of land within a settlement where the citizens could go for exercise, to graze livestock in a secure area, where markets were held, where […]

Self Guided & Digital Tours

Virtual Tour of the New Castle Green Not able to make it to New Castle to view all of the stately trees and historic buildings? No problem, check out the virtual tour of the historic New Castle Green. “Serenity on the St. Jones: A Formal Garden Restored” Take a look into the restoration of the […]

Serenity on the St. Jones

A Formal Garden Restored The John Dickinson Plantation may not look exactly as it did 200 years ago, but it still gives the feeling of the 18th century. In 1954, Alden Hopkins, who helped design gardens for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, designed a Colonial Revival garden for the plantation. The formal garden was installed during […]

Sussex Gardeners deck the halls of the Zwaanendael Museum

Holiday display through December 2016 features preserved flowers, fruit, evergreen branches and other plant material.

The Benefits of Volunteering with HCA

By: Lindsay McNinch In September of 2011, HCA launched a new Volunteer Program.  As the Volunteer Program’s first appearance on the division’s blog, I wanted to take this opportunity to showcase some of the benefits you may receive from volunteering with us. Tying in with the Division’s mission to promote Delaware’s historical legacies, HCA’s Volunteer […]